“The chant poem is about as old as poetry itself. In fact, it may be the first form poetry took. Chant poems simply incorporate repetitive lines that form a sort of chant. Each line can repeat, or every other line. It’s easy to find many poetic forms that incorporate chanting with the use of a refrain. However, a chant poem is a little more methodical than a triolet or rondeau. (Writer’s Digest).”
The meeting short – a brief exchange,
Important matters to arrange.
The envelope passed –
Future events cast –
Time at last –
I have been experimenting recently with the clogyrnach form. As Colleen’s 2020 Weekly challenge was for poets to choose their own theme and format, I thought I would give it a go in that form. While the form is not on on Colleen’s Syllabic Form Cheatsheet, I thought she might appreciate yet another syllabic form.
A clogyrnach is poem. This Welsh poetic form is typically a six-line syllabic stanza with an ab rhyme scheme:
Line 1: 8 syllables with an a rhyme
Line 2: 8 syllables with an a rhyme
Line 3: 5 syllables with a b rhyme
Line 4: 5 syllables with a b rhyme
Line 5: 3 syllables with a b rhyme
Line 6: 3 syllables with an a rhyme